Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself"

("Respectfully Happy New Year," it reads over the sign of the shinto-talisman dealing counter, around Tokyo; you may cleans your hand before entering the holy precinct even if your hand is clean...)

Great New Year Eve of Japan

"Whee! It is the new year eve ('O-Misoka' in Japanese) at last!"

"Uh! What should I do? What can I do finally before 0:00 of January 1?"

"Ah! I must go to a shrine after 0:00 of January 1 to pray to whatever holy spirit for my wish!"

"Whee! It is O-Misoka ('the new year eve' in English) at last!"

Yet, Christians, Muslims, Judaists, Chinese, Indians, and others might just think:"Oh, January 1, 2010 is Friday. We get a long weekend from the beginning of 2010."

But, the New Year Day ("Gan-Tan" in Japanese) is beyond the week system for Japanese people.

It is truly strange that the Vatican has not ever declared that Jesus Christ must have been born on January 1, since He is the Son of God.

SECTION I: THE WOMAN OF 2009 (the Japanese version)

Maybe, the Japanese Woman of 2009 is the wife of Mr. Hideki Matsui, a Japanese Major League Baseball Player, since he won the title of the Most Valuable Player in the World Series as he overwhelmingly contributed to the world championship of the New York Yankees.

However, no one will complain if I suggest that the Japanese Woman of 2009 is still Ms. Megumi Yokota who was abducted by North Korean agents in their spy operation decades ago, since she is yet to be set free and return to Japan and her parents waiting for so long.

Yet, some might like to nominate Ms. Eriko Fukuda (DPJ lawmaker), Ms. Ai Miyazato (golfer), Ms. Noriko Sakai (actress), etc.


There are two Nobel Prize winners for literature in Japan.

Only one of them is alive and active, since Mr. Kenzaburo Oe (1935-) was born in Ehime Prefecture of the Shikoku Island situated southwest of Kyoto and Osaka.

Ehime Pref. is also well associated with So-seki Natsume (1867-1916), the most respected author in Japan of the modern era.

Yet, you might still remember the Ehimemaru Incident that occurred in early 2001. Nine crewmen of Ehimemaru, a Japanese high school fishing training ship, were killed in collision with an American submarine, USS Greeneville. This tragedy triggered not only resignation of then Prime Minister Mr. Yoshiro Mori, but also foretold the coming 9/11 Terror, for some reasons. (Refer to the EEE Reporter posting on Tuesday, January 16, 2007.)

The most important figure is however Holy Buddhist Priest Ippen (1234 – 1289) among prominent people from Ehime.

From my study on the Japanese Buddhism, I believe that Ippen is the most important Buddhist for Japan.

He, an ex-samurai, preached all over Japan like a beggar, abandoning a family life with his wife and a daughter and teaching poor people how to believe in Buddha, while the first samurai regime of Japan was going to face invasion by the Mongolian forces of Yuan Dynasty in 1274 and 1281. From this war with Mongolians, the concept of "kamikaze" was created.

Anyway, Ippen said, "Abandon all, and then you prove your faith and you will be saved."

A picture scroll depicting his travelling with bare feet is a very precious cultural asset for Japan today.

In that Ippen emphasized thoroughly a need for being poor and loved truly the poor as one of them, he is so close to Jesus Christ.


Experiences, knowledge, information, and data can be purchased.

Accordingly a big company has more experiences, knowledge, information, and data than a small company.

Yet, big companies also suffer a loss, financial difficulties, and disadvantageous competition sometimes.

They cannot even avoid a recession.

If you have $1 billion, you need insight into $100 billion matters.
If you have $1 million, you need insight into $100 million matters.
If you have $100, you need insight into $10,000 matters.
If you have $1, you need insight into $100 matters so as to perfectly take the responsibility required for the money you have.

This kind of an accelerated scale effect is critically lacked in analyses by economists.

It can be also extended to the degree of combination.

A theory effective in a situation where only one or two combinations are possible cannot be simply applied to a situation where 100 or more combinations are available.

This kind of a multiplied combination effect is critically lacked in analyses by economists.

Indeed the business world only dealing with a margin, if as a result of many and complicated calculations, is too barren.

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Have you met anybody you can respect this year 2009?

If that somebody is richer than you, you have to think about Jesus Christ more.

It is so, since Jesus Christ was as poor as those who respected Him 2000 years ago.

Finally, it is truly my wish that you have had actually a happy year in 2009.

In Japan, it is said literally that an afreet or a human-like monster will laugh at you if you talk about things of the next year. God knows what may happen next year.

Now, 1 hour and 50 minutes to 0:00 of January 1, 2010 in Japan.

(An hour ago or so, I saw a flickering jet plane, which could not be an ordinary commercial one, flying high somehow roaring to the southwest in the cold, dark night sky governed by strikingly cool and clear moon shining almost vertical over my head...Good Night!)

Mar 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Mar 12:32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:

Mar 12:33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Mar 12:34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"rather seek ye the kingdom of God"


Everybody must have made a hard decision in the past year.

However, if a direction is wrong, whatever decision would lead to fiasco eventually.

If a direction is right, a temporary outcome does not matter if materially success or not.

Look up at the sky and the sun, and you will know that the earth has run around the sun over a six times or more longer distance than the one between you and the sun this year.

Indeed a direction is at issue, since it is a precondition of righteousness.


The Man of 2009 in the U.S. is Mr. Michael Moore with his film "Capitalism." Michael Jackson and Mr. Tiger Woods follow him, though having enjoyed American capitalism a bit little too much.

The Man of 2009 in Japan is Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama who turned over the defacto half-a-century ruling by the Liberal Democratic Party on the 2009-30-8 election with his colleagues of the Democratic Party of Japan.

Yet, recently some key supporters for P.M. Mr. Hatoyama seem to be disappointed not only because of his bush or amateurish handling of his millions-dollar assets used in his political activities but also because of relationships with very veteran politicians Minister Mr. Shizuka Kamei and DPJ champion Mr. Ichiro Ozawa who are speaking so loud over the media nowadays.

It is unknown how long P.M. Mr. Hatoyama can sustain his Cabinet. But, as one of ministers of the Abe Cabinet committed suicide before the 2007 Upper House election due to heavy attacks focused on his political money scandal by the DPJ, P.M. Mr. Hatoyama might eventually follow the similar pattern to that of former P.M. Mr. Shinzo Abe of the LDP.

Former Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe held up his principle "Restore Beautiful Japan" based on which he carried out some reformation in the Japanese educational and administrative regimes. But, unfortunately he was forced to resign the premiership due to illness.

Present Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama asserted his dream of "Fraternalism" based on which he has flown to Korea, China, and India. But, unfortunately he might choose early resignation as he has involved his mother, a daughter of the founder of the great tire company Bridgestone Corporation, in the authorities' investigation into his questionable political money handling.

(However, His Majesty the Emperor invited to lunch the Prime Minister and his Cabinet members a week ago or so...)


The mother of Mencius (Mo[u]shi in Japanese), a great Chinese philosopher (372 – 289 BCE) of the era of Alexander the Great, changed her residence three times.

When she lived near a temple, her child Mencius played a funeral game. When she moved near a market, her child Mencius played a merchant game. When she moved near a school, her child Mencius studied so hard as she wished.

Accordingly, this anecdote is still well known in Japan today as "Mo-bo San-Sen (Mencius' mother's three-times relocation)."

Mencius said that there are two types of kings:
"One who establishes his hegemony relying on armed forces and another relying on his virtue."

Only a big country can survive eventually, if it is led by a king relying on armed forces. Yet, his kingdom will face endless challenges from other nations also relying on armed forces. Peace is indeed difficult to be expected to come and stay.

But, even a small country governed by a king relying on his virtue, charity, and righteousness can stand for very long time while receiving respect even from peoples of other nations.

The former is called hegemonism and the latter the rule of right.

SECTION III: Logic of Economics

If an event A causes an event B, it is expressed as "A-->B."

In this convention, a typical logic of economis is as follows:
Accordingly, "A-->B" in a new cycle results in a different state of B.

If A is a measure to decrease an unemployment rate B, the decreased unemployment rate has an influence on C which in turn effects A. As a result, an unemployment rate can be increased to the initial state of B.

Therefore, in the long run, an unemployment rate will be settled at a constant level after passing through the above cycle or cycles.

The point at issue is of course related to definition of A, B, and C as well as definition of an effective range of this logic.

Insufficient definition and wrong judgement of the effective scope make their theory useless in improving the society.

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Is Japan truly going to slight the U.S. under the Hatoyama Administration or the regime of the Democratic Party of Japan?

Some Asians are really worrying.

However it is not a right judgement. It is a kind of natural consequences of 65 years of peace for Japan. In these 65 years, no Japanese self-defense personnel have been engaged in war or battles. Though North Korea is now equipped with nuclear bombs, Japanese people come to think that it is time to review American military presence inside Japan.

It does not mean that Japan is going to be another China in terms of national security of the U.S., having nuclear missiles covering Washington D.C. and requesting a defacto G2 alliance. It is rather to correspond more flexibly to situations in Asia where poor countries are afraid of China and the U.S. It is to help poor Asian countries more effectively from arrogance of China and the U.S.

For example, Japanese Suzuki Motor Corporation is now the No.1 car maker in India while Japanese Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. sells more cars in China than in Japan. Asia accounts for 28.6% of all the Japan's direct oversea investment, while North America 15.4%.

Diplomatically and economically Japan is going liberal, though domestically very conservative under the surface.

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In turn, America must be also going liberal and more Christian, in my humble view.


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Luk 12:30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

Luk 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"O ye of little faith?"

Like Water Flowing, Like Air Circulating, and Like Dragon Rising under the Sun

The Woman of 2009 is of course Secretary of State Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is not her personality but her view on the world that has been tested this year. In fact, no terrorism has been successfully conducted in the air, on the land, or at sea around the American homeland this year so far. Arguably, one stupid comment on Israel, Islam, Iran, India, and international relationships with Russia, China, and North Korea might have damaged American reputation.

In Japan, it is said that Secretary Mrs. Clinton recently put the Japanese ambassador to America on report to the State building and also called the Japanese Foreign Minister by phone, probably, to make clear her standpoint on the U.S. Marine bases in Okinawa, Japan.

If America cannot maintain trust from Japan, it cannot act even like a super power in economy and war.

Anyway, the Obama-Hillary line can win more friends, probably, than the Bush-Rice line from poor countries in the world.


About 2500 years ago or so, Confucius described Laozi or Lao-Tze after receiving a lesson from him as a kind of dragon, since there are no methods to catch a dragon while there is against any other animals.

Accordingly, Lao-Tze, a kind of holy hermit so mysterious, preached some down to people:

"One who lives a righteous life on the righteous path never leaves traces of his act, movement, and existence."

"The best way of living is to live like water. Water benefits everybody. It flows to places everybody dislikes and keeps a distance from. Accordingly, water is close to righteousness and holiness."

As Loa-Tze, an actual person or not, was freer from worldliness than any other ancient Chinese thinkers, he is still respected and preferred by many Japanese.

In contrast, Confucius had a dream of administering a nation in an ideal manner applying his wisdom.

If you want to be a leader, you must try to be a Confucius; if not, you had better think of trying to become a Lao-Tze.


As I once wrote, if China is adjacent to America over borders, for example, in the south like Mexico or in the north like Canada, America should suffer grave deflation.

How can any single economy, except Japan, stand over 20 years while helping one billion or more Chinese and their industries to grow as large as Japan?

It is not a miracle of China but of Japan.

Chinese rise in the 21st century is a result of a miracle Japan has brought about on the Asian Continent during the 20th century.

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I gave a warning one or two months ago that a liquid bomb, if used by a suicide terrorist, could destroy a jet airliner.

However, those who viewed EEE Reporter seem to have failed in alerting the U.S. Government while they were expected to do so.

A Japanese man was abducted in Yemen though released in safety; a rare rain fell around Mecca causing big floods; and Dubai crashed in building follies like a mirage.

It is time for all the peace-loving Muslims in the world to recall the tragedies of the great Sumatra tsunami and earthquake of December 2004 and unite for prevention of suicide-bombing terrorism, since it must be only Allah who takes life away from man.

About a half an hour ago, a Japanese cable TV channel introduced an 11-year old girl living in Gaza who lost her father and younger brother in the invasion by Israel a year ago, while having been hit on the head where a score of fragments still remain giving her an unbearable pain.

However, most probably, this sort of news report is not allowed to be delivered through the mainstream media in the U.S.

Yet, you just now got information that EEE Reporter listened to the news.

(December 25 is regarded as the end of the Christmas festivity in Japan. No one buys Christmas cakes any more on December 26. However, Bach [1685-1750] composed some for Christ. It is December 29, Tuesday, 2009 today.


Luk 12:28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Luk 12:29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

Monday, December 28, 2009

"with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength"

Unconditional Truth and Temporary Theory

This is the last Monday of 2009. Like the last Monday of 2008, 2001, 1997, 1995, 1991, 1990, 1987, and so on, it will be taken out from mankind and realigned in history.

It is only meaningful in such a context as that where somebody repents, comes back to his right senses, and starts to praise the God on the last Monday of 2009.

Now three to go, folks.


A follower of Confucius, an ancient Chinese philosopher oriented toward a ruler or a premier, asked his master one day 2500 years ago or so:

"What does the governing of a nation mean, Master?"

"The politics is based on trust, economy, and military, my friend."

"If one of the three elements should be given up, what would you forsake, Master?"

"Military, my friend."

"If two of the three elements should be given up, what would you forsake next, Master?"

"Economy, my friend."

"What is the element a monarch should secure until the end, Master?"

"Trust, my friend."

It is crystal-clear that if a monarch does not observe laws and decrees promulgated under his name, he would surely lose the public faith and the confidence of people.

That is why there is no dynasty in China that could stand more than 500 years.

In this context, it is noteworthy that the Japanese Imperial family has continued its uninterrupted succession to the throne for 1800 years and the Vatican 1900 years to date in a strict sense based on history.


If unlimited supply potential exists, a price will be adjusted only according to demand. It is why more demand is needed to get rid of deflation.

(Note that scales on the two horizontal axes are not simply proportional, though they share the origin "0.")

If unlimited demand potential exists, a price will be adjusted only according to supply. It is why more supply is needed to get rid of inflation.

Now, the world has too much industrial production potential, leading to no inflation in this context.

Yet, the world might need more crude oil in near future, leading to inflation in this context.

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As of the end of October 2009, Japan possesses U.S. Treasury bonds worth $746.5 billion while China accumulates $800 billion of the bonds.

If Japan and China dump these bonds, American Government has to buy back them at $1.5 trillion.

On the other hand, almost all of outstanding Japanese Government bonds are owned by domestic banks, corporations, investing institutions and individuals inside Japan.

China has mostly used dollars obtained by selling yuan in the exchange market as a capital to buy U.S. Treasury bonds. Apparently this risky situation of G2 (USA and China) deteriorates business minds of the international market.

If new economics is formulated for the era of G2 or G20, it will not work as usual, since the above risky situation cannot be understood by today's economists whose scope in history covers at most the post-WWII era.

What's more, economy only works sufficiently when it is based on trust of people. Wall Street and American economists have apparently lost trust of many righteous Americans and world citizens.

Finally, the War in Afghanistan never contributes to improvement of American economy and credit to the American Government. The direction in their politics is erroneously inverted.

Anyway, bye-bye, Last Monday of 2009! See you again, if I should not fall into the pits of hell!

(This is the third day from Christmas, though people start to forget the significance of the birth of the Son of God. Nonetheless, it is said that three scholars, ruling elders, or kings came from the east to Bethlehem so as to praise a new born baby called Jesus. Accordingly, the legend is sung today.


Mar 12:28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

Mar 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

Mar 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Economics without Love to the Poor God Loves

Indeed, something critical may be coming around me, though I am not in a jet plane.

If I write how to earn big money in TSE or NYSE, it might become more critical.

But, I will not for other reason than the one you might come up with to your chagrin.

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There is an interesting opinion about capitalism by a unique Armenian American scholar:

Rousas John Rushdoony (25 April 1916 – 8 February 2001) was a Calvinist philosopher, historian, and theologian and is widely credited as the father of Christian Reconstructionism and an inspiration for the modern Christian homeschool movement.

He claims that wealth earned and accumulated through good work and good saving with a good mind is good, since Jesus Christ implies and suggests so.

This good wealth can turn to capitalization. Or capitalization is to use wealth earned and accumulated, as mentioned above, wisely and sophisticatedly.

However this capitalization can be degraded to inflation or socialism. Inflation is a result from everybody's turning into a thief or a robber, at least, in his mind. Socialism is a form of an organized crime of theft or robbery.

Especially in a socialist state, capital is depleted and a government tries to create capital through taxation. Accordingly, people will be poor and poorer as observed in the past USSR, China before 1980's, and North Korea of today.

Yet, more grave is that Americans have abandoned Christianity before capitalization turns into inflation or socialism. American people have come to pursue profits through consumption or lavish expenditure than through earning and accumulation of wealth.

American people have come to find more pleasure in pursuing profits through consumption or lavish expenditure than through a family life, faith, and enhancement of personality.


American freedom is freedom under the God.

But, this freedom now serves as an infrastructure for pursuing profits more through consumption or lavish expenditure than through a family life, faith, and enhancement of personality. To correct American capitalism, it is essential to restore true Christianity again in the American mind.

The economic problems the advanced American capitalism has brought about cannot be solved by applying any economics developed under American capitalism.

That is why you had better forget about everything American economics teaches. You had better read the Holy Book and EEE Reporter to find a right direction in holy economics. It is so, since most of American economists simply tell you to buy cheap and sell high to be rich. Economists should think about what honorable and respectable deeds a rich man, very rich man, or super rich man would do with big money: not making others as rich as he.

Mankind has to create human value as the God created the universe, the world, and humanity. Buying existent value, even if material value, cheap and selling it high cannot be creation of value.

What is worse, there is no ultimate goal, object, or purpose for American economics. Is it to lower an unemployment rate to zero? Is it to make every American to earn $100 per hour or more? Is it to produce 100,000 world richest persons in America? Is it to raise value of the dollar to 1,000 euro per dollar or 360 yen per dollar, ultimately?

It is as if American economists were teaching American billionaires, millionaires, middle-class citizens, and laborers how to run in a race for unspecified length or distance. Are people expected to run a 100-meter race or a marathon by those economists?

The only reasonable conclusion is that economists are irresponsible but clever only in making themselves rich by selling their economics as observed in the summer of 2008. Indeed, they were discussing 0.2 or 0.4% of an interest rate change as well as 50 dollars or 100 dollars of a crude oil price change.

Evil is truly in interest and needs for energy.

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Now the last Sunday of 2009 is passing away in Japan.

The ship in the above picture is an old antarctic exploration ship of Japan. She was built in 1936 and ended its service in 1978. She once sank one submarine during WWII. Indeed, during 42 years of performing a commission, if you can destroy one enemy submarine and more icebergs, you have to be content.

And, while you are in honorable retirement, a new one will take a charge...

(It was just two days ago that Christmas started...


Saturday, December 26, 2009

"the God of the living"

Toward Year-End Miracles

An Airbus A330 flying to Detroit Metropolitan Airport from Amsterdam was not blown up in midair. It is one of Christmas miracles.

However, there have been too many incidents of suicide-bomb terrorism in 2009. It is time to hold an international conference to stop suicide terrorism. It is more important than the COP15 meeting to prevent global warming.

To suppress CO2 emission, you only have to put a ceiling and impose limits on total consumption of oil/coal/gas by each country.

To prevent suicide bombings, you have to analyze how Wall Street and City have posed a threat to poor people living in the Islamic world.

American people have to choose Wall Street or God to avoid future suicide bombings to be carried out by some Muslims.


Coins and bills, namely cash, never lose its face value if many, many years pass.

Goods will become degraded as time goes by.

But, interest increases its value along with time progressing.

It is the demand side that is associated with value. It is not the supply side. Needs and supply belong to two different paradigms. Current economics is wrong in dealing with them in the same paradigm only.

And, please note that needs for cars have been ever increasing all over the world as time goes by. These needs are regraded as a source of value, or they may be seen as representing value.

SECTION II: History of The Vatican Europe

What was the Vatican doing when the Roman Empire was going to fall?

Are there any detailed records in the Vatican about situations on this critical period?

If not, isn't it too strange?

And, if there are, why and how the Roman Empire fell should be clearly understood.

406: The west frontier of the Roman Empire collapses as waves of Suevi, Alans, and Vandals cross the frozen Rhine near Mainz, and enter Gaul.

407: Constantine III leads many of the Roman military units from Britain to Gaul, occupying Arles (Arelate). This is generally seen as Rome's withdrawal from Britain.

410: Rome sacked by Visigoths

413: St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo begins to write The City of God.
476: August 28: Deposition of Romulus Augustulus by Odoacer: traditional date for the Fall of Rome in the West.

But, The City of God is not a record on status of the collapsing Empire.

Before the vanishing of the Roman Empire, Christianity was already recognized as the official religion of the empire. Accordingly, high-ranking Christians or the Vatican must have freely and fully witnessed incidents to record the status as an evidence of their faith in the turmoil of the era. But what was written was directed to contemporary Roman Christians and not to future observers.

It was written soon after Rome was sacked by the Visigoths in 410. This event left Romans in a deep state of shock, and many saw it as punishment for abandoning their Roman religion. It was in this atmosphere that Augustine set out to provide a consolation of Christianity, writing that, even if the earthly rule of the empire was imperilled, it was the City of God that would ultimately triumph — symbolically, Augustine's eyes were fixed on heaven, a theme repeated in many Christian works of Late Antiquity.

So, another mystery also arose. Why did not Christianity and the Vatican fall and vanish with the Western Roman Empire around the 5th century?

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Now everybody that has been working hard this year in Japan has come in earnest to think how to spend the New Year Holiday, since it is after Xmas that Japanese people have come in earnest to think how to spend the New Year Holiday.

If you live around Tokyo, you may go to a well-trained travel agent nearby, buy one or two air tickets and reserve one or two hotels in New York or Jerusalem, move to Narita Airport immediately if possible, get on a convenient jet plane like a decent corporate employee or employees on a business trip, take half a day on board reading the Holy Book, and land on New York or Jerusalem.

Then, you praise the God in a very appropriate manner at a right location therein to fly back to Japan.

Your faith might contribute some to prevention of terror which otherwise might be carried out with a higher possibility of success.

Yet, I will be busy around Tokyo into January 2010, dear friends; Have the good and last weekend of 2009!

(Now or historically the story of Jesus Christ must start with jingle bells... )

Mar 12:26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

Mar 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

Friday, December 25, 2009

"He that loveth his life shall lose it"


December 24, 2009 was a good day for Japan's Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama and U.S. President Mr. Barack Obama, for both cleared the day out of a potential crisis of any sort.

Personally and humbly, I am all right, sirs.


Today, December 25, Japanese people are working as usual all over Japan, since December 25 is not a national holiday at all.

Even so-called Christians in Japan are working with others as usual.

Generally speaking Japanese Christians less drink, less smoke, and less gamble.

However, if you graduate from an elite school of whatever sort in Japan, you are not supposed and expected to become a clergyman or a priest at all.

In Japan, generally speaking, a Christian pastor is not regarded as an institutional elite in the society such as a lawmaker or politician, a lawyer or judge, a medical doctor, a certified public accountant, a professor or scientist, a high-ranking bureaucrat, an elite corporate employee, a successful businessman, a successful entrepreneur manager, a leader of a successful social body (including a notable Buddhist or Shintoism body), a successful critic, a successful sportsmen, a successful artist, a successful TV personality and journalist, and so on.

For example, if you graduate from one of ex-Imperial Universities, such as the University of Tokyo, you are not expected to be a Christian priest, a second-class intellectual profession in Japan, such as a teacher in a primary, middle, or high school without an esteem.

But, most of Protestant priests in Japan are very proud if they have any connection with a Christian church in America. They think that they deserve respect from other Japanese since they have connection with an American Christian church. But, it is just like a Protestant priest in a developing country somewhere in the world.

Yet, Japanese Catholics are more proud. Japanese Catholic clergymen think the Vatican is more authentic than, say, the University of Tokyo or the Japanese Government. And, as they are a member of the Vatican, they think they must be respected as much as elite Japanese are. But, it is just like a Catholic priest in a developing country somewhere in the world.

Nonetheless Japanese Protestant Christians and Catholic Christians are not criminals having more trust in and loyalty to American Christian Churches and the Vatican, respectively (cf. Chinese laws and regulations).

If American Christian Churches and the Vatican come to respect perfectly the God Almighty as He requests, Japanese Christians will surely follow suit.

From a standpoint of an ordinary Japanese, which is I, great is Lord Jesus, since He allowed for introduction of Christianity into the Japanese society and history, so that the Japanese may complement their religious merit, which Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shintoism alone cannot do.

In this context, Japan is critically unique.

It is so, for Japan is the only nation in the world that is based on the Buddhist culture, the Confucius culture, the Shinto culture, and the Western (Christian) culture virtually.


Animals are not born to praise God.

But, man is born to praise the God.

Buddhism teaches not to harm others; Confucianism teaches not to lose respect to a man; and Shintoism teaches to revere ancestors, which is a subset of the concept of praising the God Almighty.

If somebody harms others, loses respect to a man, and does not revere his ancestors while calling himself a Christian, it proves that religion Christianity is not perfect at all. Otherwise, he is damaging Christianity regardless of his consciousness.

The term "Christian" or "Christianity" must undergo a review someday so as to recommend non use or else, because honor of Lord Jesus might rest upon it to any degree.

SECTION III: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, and Roman Civilizations

Where had the expertise and technical skills ancient Egyptians had gone?

Where had the expertise and technical skills ancient Indus people had gone?

Where had the expertise and technical skills ancient Romans had gone?

Pyramids never contributed to modern science and engineering.

City planning established in the Indus valley never contributed to modern science and engineering.

Civil and military engineering Romans had developed never directly contributed to modern science and engineering.

They had all gone as they were monopolized by specific groups of the elite or confined to their own kingdom.

Even for the Roman Civilization, when its military structure, a main bearer of technology, was destroyed by invaders, its tradition, knowledge, and expertise in technology and management was lost, since Roman legions were a main bearer of technology.

Had not been for the Vatican, Europe should have been even today backward areas or subject to Islamic power.

However, something is different for the Mesopotamia Civilization. It is so, since the Old Testament identifies Mesopotamia as its deepest root.

Accordingly, the deepest root of Christmas is in Mesopotamia as I once discussed regarding the number of days in a year.

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There is no such a fool in Japan that does not know what December 25 means.

If somebody said to you that he or she did not know what December 25 meant, you must not judge the person to be a fool.

Rather, the person thinks it is safe to pretend to be a fool, as you look dangerously foolish.

Or, the person is suggesting that you are as foolish as a fool who does not know what December 25 means.

Yet, people know they need somebody to respect as they cannot stand living in an all-out ugly world.

People need to respect Christmas.

(In America, now 3,000 or more homeless teenagers are celebrating Christmas:

"National studies indicate a surprisingly high rate of homelessness among youth. Researchers estimate that between 5 and 7 percent [between 1 million and 1.5 million adolescents] of the general teenage population experiences at least one episode of homelessness each year.

I cannot help but extend "Merry Christmas" to them! But, don't go around. They said the bad moon is rising. Well, it is bound to take your life.


Joh 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

Joh 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Joh 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

"if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit"


Recently the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan for the first time admitted that Japan is undergoing deflation.

According to a report on their internal discussion, some members of the Policy Board held the people so cheap that they actually said that the BOJ should not publicly tell the truth about the state of the Japanese economy being in deflation.

If economists in BOJ are so foolish and arrogant, how terrible the bias of the FRB members might be.

Anyway, it might be a kind of Xmas present that the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan for the first time admitted that Japan is undergoing deflation, so that BOJ must take necessary steps to cope with deflation, which will surely test their ability, including those foolish and arrogant members of the Policy Board.

(It is said that most of economists have never been taught about deflation in school.)


Everybody is working in Japan on this day called Christmas Eve.

However schools are going to be closed for two weeks, one week before January 1 and another after January 1.

It is so, since January 1 is the holiest day for Japan, though Japanese people nowadays do not celebrate Lunar New Year unlike Chinese.

However, why did the son of God come to live on the earth?

Is it because He wanted to enjoy a happy party or a gorgeous feast with happy people?

Did He come to the world to befriend rich and happy people?

Did He come to the world because everybody is happy on the earth?

Indeed, without making somebody unhappy, you cannot be happy.

Without neglecting unhappy people, you cannot stay happy.

If you help poor people, you will be poor, too.

This simple rule makes people hate and despise one another eventually.

Capitalists never love workers; rich men never love poor men; and lucky guys never save unlucky guys.

Accordingly, the human society would collapse through strife, fights, and war.

So, how to avoid this catastrophic situation is a key to success of civilization.

As mankind could not find solutions for themselves, the son of God came to this world simply to teach mankind how to avoid this catastrophic situation.

His teaching is that if capitalists do not love workers or rich men do not love poor men, the God will destroy the world.

His teaching is that if workers do not love capitalists or poor men do not love rich men, the God will not love workers and poor men in return.


Economists do not truly understand that capital is for more money, though labor is not only for humble money.

Capital is for profits. Labor is mostly related to human dignity.

One million dollars capital is for one dollar return or more.

But, one minute labor is worth invaluable return.


With profits "P", capital input "C," costs and expenses "X", and multiplier "k":

P = k*(C - X)

(Note: if both "C" and "X" are very large, "k" can be also very large.)

However "X" is used to purchase labor force "L" and other facilities and means "F":

X = L + F

P = k*(C - L - F)

So, if your religion tells you that the most important thing in this world is to increase profits as much as possible to any given amount of capital input, you would try to decrease "X," especially "L", as much as possible. You will surely do it, since your religion tells you that you do not need to respect dignity of labor by workers.

Ideally, "L" should be zero and "F" should be zero, though we can assume here that "F" has a fixed value. Then only meaningful diagram is as bellow:

This tells what capitalism is. This is the basic for economics to analyze and understand capitalism, since desire for huge money is universal enough to be adopted in non-nonsense theory.

Capitalists love blindly more and more capital, less and less labor costs, and thus more and more profits.

Capital and profits can increase toward the infinite, but labor costs hit the bottom at zero.

In the eye of a capitalist, there are only a huge number for money but no dignity of workers at all.

But, as capitalists are blinded by desire, they do not truly understand workers are also consumers and clients without whom no profits are possible and thus whom they must respect. Otherwise, they think simply that they can find consumers anywhere in the world if they pay small, little, or no wages to workers in their facilities.

So, economics should evolve to teach capitalists how they should respect workers as they should thank consumers and clients in order to protect human civilization.

To maintain civilization, the balance of profits, capital, wages, and consumer power should be carefully adjusted and upheld, taking away the concept of the infinite capital and profits.

Conversely, capitalism is a religion that recommends desire for the infinite capital and profits by decreasing labor costs in their facilities ultimately to zero while pursuing new consumers all over the world.

Consequently, capitalism destroy the world and themselves eventually.

If one ideology is ultimately harmful to mankind, it must be eradicated.

Now you may start to define new capitalism or modified capitalism that is oriented to an optimum profit level with an ultimate purpose for protecting human dignity and civilization and eradicating bad conventional capitalists.

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I saw recently some signs above my head in the blue sky in the daytime and the dark sky at night.

It is not threatening at all, though somehow extravagant for me so humble on the earth.

If you have less money than I have, you would be surely blessed than I in this Christmas 2009.

(Beethoven No.9 Symphony is widely played in Japan at the year end customarily for some reasons. But, Beethoven No.10 Symphony might match the mood in Christmas No. 2009. )

Joh 12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

Joh 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Jesus the mediator of the new covenant"

(North of Tokyo)

The year 2009 is Jinmu Era 2669 in Japan, according to the Imperial calendar, since Jinmu is the first emperor of Japan who, as legend goes, assumed the throne on a certain year of the calendar.

This is based on the sexagenary cycle of years first formulated in ancient China.

The Chinese sexagenary cycle, also known as Stems-Branches, is a cyclic numeral system of 60 combinations of the two basic cycles, the ten Heavenly Stems and the twelve Earthly Branches.

This traditional Chinese calendrical system is used as a means of numbering days and years, not only in China but also in other East Asian nations like Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. The Sexagenary system is also important in Chinese astrology and Chinese fortune telling.

His Majesty the Emperor is the 125th Emperor of Japan, so that his birthday is celebrated as a national holiday on December 23.

His Imperial Highness of Crown Prince, the Emperor's eldest son, was born on February 23, though his grandfather Showa Emperor of Japan was born on April 29, 1901.

For your reference, Pope Benedictus XVI was born on April 16, 1927; Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom was born on April 21, 1926.

Lord Jesus Christ was born, as legend goes, on December 25, A.D. 1.


A record on the San Francisco's General Strike of 1934:

A record on the Sitdown Strike at GM of 1937:

Despite the Great Depression that started in 1929 and continued in 1930's all over the world, no revolution occurred in the United States.

Laborers continued to be laborers and capitalists continued to be capitalists eventually.

It is because nobody ordered capitalists to pay wages to all the workers equally, with authority Jesus Christ had had when He ordered to an owner of a vineyard 1900 years ago.

(Success of American workers in 1930's, regardless of its level, put the U.S. more on the justice side than the Empire of Japan during WWII, in my humble view.)

SECTION II: Prophets and Religion

Will any one want to hear a prophecy a servant of the Devil delivers?

In religion, a prophet is a person who has been contacted by, or has encountered, the supernatural or the divine, and serves as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural entity to other humans...

In the late 20th century the appellation of a 'prophet' has been used to refer to individuals particularly successful at analysis in the field of economics, such as in the derogatory 'prophet of greed'.

The main function of a prophet is thus to protect people, of course, not for any financial profits.

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I once read that some Japanese pilots, actually university students mobilized for a kamikaze mission during WWII, played the piano in a classroom of a primary school near their air base secretly on the eve of making a one-way sortie to the Okinawa area from Japan proper, since they loved Beethoven or so so much.

(Japanese National Anthem [though not played or directed by a Japanese]:


Heb 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

Heb 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Heb 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things that that of Abel.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat"

(Rice fields in winter, Japan; click for magnification.)


In TV coverage recorded in Tokyo yet to be broadcast, Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, the director-general of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, said that he would accept recommendation to assume the premiership if he is recommended to do so by party members.

When it is broadcast, it will excite political speculation as to how much determined the veteran, powerful lawmaker Mr. Ozawa is to take over from incumbent Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama.

Yet, it depends on how Prime Minister Mr. Hatoyama will come through the budget committee to be started in next January and gain support from swing voters toward the Upper House election scheduled next July.

(Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, a 40-year-long Lower House member, seems to be strongly backed by officials of the Japanese Ministry of Finance and the Chinese Communist Party leaders, though I think it will be Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan that will eventually succeed P.M. Mr. Hatoyama.)


One night a rich man was convinced that he smartly secured millions or billions of dollars for himself all through a recession.

So, he started to admire and praise himself, since he was convinced that he smartly secured millions or billions of dollars for himself through a recession.

And then, he started to think that he was really special and destined to be different from others as he could buy high-quality houses, clothes, foods, and other goods and services.

Yet, he felt like earning a bit little more money on Wall Street and in City, since he was convinced that he smartly secured millions or billions of dollars for himself all through a recession.

So, with a plenty of new plans and ideas for tomorrow, he went to bed, saying, "Thank you God, I am so lucky!"

Then the God said to the rich man, "How foolish you are! Your life is going to be taken out tonight."

Indeed, the moment when the rich man died that night, he did not have even a bit little of memory of his having enjoyed a high-quality life.

But, people later coming around his bed were just thinking about where his money was stored and hidden, looking so smartly down on him.

SECTION II: History of Bubble Economy

1637: Durch Tulip Mania
At the peak of tulip mania in February 1637, tulip contracts sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. It is generally considered the first recorded speculative bubble (or economic bubble)...In February 1637, tulip bulb contract prices collapsed abruptly and the trade of tulips ground to a halt.

1720: The South Sea Company
Joseph Spence wrote that Lord Radnor reported to him "When Sir Isaac Newton was asked about the continuance of the rising of South Sea stock… He answered 'that he could not calculate the madness of people'."...Newton's niece Catherine Conduitt reported that he "lost twenty thousand pounds. Of this, however, he never much liked to hear…"[9] This was a fortune at the time (equivalent to about £3 million in present day terms[10])...

1720: French Mississippi Company
1719-21 share price
1719 May: 500 livres
1720 February: 10,000 livres
1721 September: 500 livres

1920-1929: American Economic Bubble
Urbanization reached a climax in the 1920s. For the first time, more Americans and Canadians lived in cities of 2,500 or more people than in small towns or rural areas. However the nation was fascinated with its great metropolitan centers that contained about 15% of the population. New York and Chicago vied in building skyscrapers, and New York pulled ahead with the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. The finance and insurance industries doubled and tripled in size. The basic pattern of the modern white collar job was set during the late 19th century, but it now became the norm for life in large and medium cities.

Around 1990: Japanese Asset Price Bubble
For example, there is no doubt that technology and new-era thinking played a major role in the Japanese bubble. During the bubble, Japan took over leadership of high technology in the areas of consumer electronics, the automobile industry, manufacturing, and even robotics, and was perceived as a major threat to dominate all technological development around the globe – just as the U.S. is today...
In the wake of the bubble and bust, Japan experienced a long series of corruption scandals, a procession of failed prime ministers, the ousting of financial ministers, the conviction of bureaucrats for corruption, and the breakup of their one-party system. However, the Japanese have failed to truly recognize the cause of their bubble and to liquidate their economic mistakes.

Till 2008:United States Housing and Financial Bubble
Bush's 2004 campaign slogan "the ownership society" indicates the strong preference and societal influence of Americans to own the homes they live in, as opposed to renting.

However, today, the NYSE Dow Jones Average has returned to the 10,000 level. President Mr. Barack Obama has approached top leaders of China, India, Brazil, and even South Africa even at Copenhagen Conference.

A next possible bubble might include China, India, Brazil, and even South Africa in association with the U.S. if not under the Obama Administration.

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A man's life is short but people are many doing a lot of deeds.

Check how many Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions this year, in tons, have been done and going on. Also check how many volumes of non-renewable sources (MWh), namely power-converted oil/coal/gas, are being consumed now by mankind:

It is more than 21 billion tons and 254,000,000 MWh, respectively, as you see.

(The Pope must have ever listened to this sound, since it was composed by Georg Friederich Kaufmann (1679-1735):


Luk 12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

Luk 12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

Luk 12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

Luk 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Luk 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

Luk 12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Luk 12:22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.

Luk 12:23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

Monday, December 21, 2009

"the Gentiles trust"

(Japan: pine trees, zelkova trees, cedars, and a volcano north of the Tokyo Area)

Something Reliable Altogether

Santa Claus is not from Rome, Istanbul, or Jerusalem. He is apparently from the Scandinavian Peninsula or Jutland. But why? Why did the Vatican approve such a legend being revered all over Europe or specifically in the north of the Alps? It must be telling a kind of secret of the Vatican and the European history.

Anyway, the year 2009 has now only one week left exclusively 2009, a year of coping, enduring, and surpassing for President Mr. Barack Obama and Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama of Japan as well as their friends.

SECTION I: Japanese Politicians - Prime Minister

Japan's Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama has broken a record, since he travelled overseas seven times in the first three months after his accession to the office of premiership.

In September, he launched a series of diplomacy heading for America to join the U.N. and the G20 Meetings; in October, he flew to Thailand (ASEAN), Korea, and China; in November, he attended the APEC meeting held in Singapore; and in December the prime minister hurried to the Bali Democracy Forum in Indonesia and the Copenhagen Conference, Denmark.

This is very unusual. It is not so desirable basically, though he might be contributing to enhancement of Japanese international presence.

Indeed, while Prime Minister Mr. Hatoyama was flying to America, Asia, and Europe, his domestic approval rating has fallen from 70% to 55%.

(The most possible next prime minister of Japan would be Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan of DPJ in any case of an unpredictable crisis occurring in the Hatoyama Cabinet.)

SECTION II: Japanese Politicians - LDP Members

Former Chief Cabinet Secretary Mr. Ysuhisa Shiozaki complained that the Japan-U.S. relationship could be damaged by the Hatoyama Administration. Lower House member of the LDP Mr. Shiozaki boasts his own international association, including Former Secretary of State Mr. George Shultz, but thinks that mutual trust between the Prime Minister Mr. Hatoyama and President Mr. Barack Obama has vanished, if ever any.

On the other hand, Upper House Member of the former ruling party, the Liberal Democratic Party, Mr. Hiroshige Seko is busy manipulating a cell phone for Twitter communications, discussing how great "The West Wing" is. There seem to be many fans among Mr. Seko's supporters of this American TV drama featuring the White House.

Mr. Shiozaki and Mr. Seko tried this fall to boost up Mr. Taro Kono, an LDP lawmaker, to presidency of the LDP to succeed former Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso. They failed after challenging big bosses of the party, but Mr. Kono has been busy traveling to Washington D.C. this December. Mr. Kono even visited a balcony of the Russel Bldg. once occupied by Edward Kennedy.

Finally, Ms. Yukari Sato who lost her seat in the Lower House on the 2009-8-30 general election worried about the future of the LDP, especially after the next national election. Qualified economist Ms. Sato seems to be preparing for the next chance to come back to the National Diet, though she appealed in the last election to a constituency in Tokyo that voters should vote for liberalism but not for socialism the Democratic Party of Japan, an incumbent ruling party, aims at actually.

In the early summer of 2010, the next year, the Upper House (House of Councilors) election is to be held in Japan as U.S. State Department officials in charge of Japan must be well aware of.

SECTION III: Miracles by Christmas

It is of course a Pope that decided that December 25 should be celebrated as the birthday of the Lord Jesus Christ, though it was more than 300 years after the death of Jesus Christ.

In 350 A.D. Pope Julius I decreed that from that time forth the 25th of December would be acknowledged as the date of the Nativity. All of Christendom accepted that decree except for the Armenian church. To that denomination, the Nativity is celebrated on January 6 each year. It should be noted that Julius I's decree came only thirty-seven years after Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Toleration which effectively legalized the Christian religion. Prior to that time anyone who professed the Christian religion were persecuted. In 303 A.D. the Nativity was "celebrated" by Emperor Diocletian by having nearly 20,000 Christians burned to death.

What should be noted is that Xmas was stipulated by the early Vatican during the reign of the Roman Empire.

The New Testament and Xams are two major instruments that connect a Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire to the Roman Civilization, thus providing bases for authority of the Vatican.

Through the Medieval and Dark Ages, roughly between the 5th and 11th Centuries, the Christian and pagan traditions mingled...

Legend tells us that it was on a Christmas day that Merlin, the reknowned magician of Camelot, called together all of the various leaders of the realms of Britain. Merlin announced that on His birthday, the Lord would reveal to them who would be the rightful king to rule over the entire British Isles. The sign which the Lord gave to the assembled feudal lords and knights was a sword embedded in an anvil. Arthur was the only one who could draw the sword from the "stone" and to him was given the title of the first King of England. The epic story, Le Morte d'Arthur, written in the 15th Century by Sir Thomas Malory, was largely responsible for promoting the legend of Arthur as the heroic Briton who defended the Christian Faith against the hordes of Angles and Saxons who invaded the Isles. Despite the legends of Arthur's prowess in battle, the British Isles were indeed invaded by Germanic peoples who brought with them their particular form of Celtic traditions.

As Anglo-Saxons came from the place today called Denmark or so, King Arthur was not Anglo-Saxon. Anglo-Saxons had no tradition to celebrate Xmas. They were Christianized after invading the Great Britain.

As there is an evidence that the Vatican itself diminished to very local religious power after the fall of Rome, Xmas should be reviewed in this historical context.

In my theory, while the Vatican almost gave up hope of recovery from helplessness it had suffered with the fall of Rome losing ancient glory in the darkness of the Dark Ages, those Northern Europeans who accepted Christianity gradually accumulated power and wisdom to establish their own kingdoms so as to respect and revere a Pope still subsisting in the ancient city Rome.

Xmas must have worked as a vehicle for the religion to spread among Northern Europeans who experienced volkerwanderung, since a ritual is always a core of any human community.

Even Anglo-Saxons must have loved Xmas festivity and naturally came to respect the Bible written in Latin.

One of key factors to understanding the Dark Ages, from 500 to 1000, is Christmas.

It is so, since Christmas was so modified to well appeal to Anglo-Saxons and other Northern Europeans, uncultivated tribes before 1000.

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SquareTrade Research's ranking of Notebook PC makers in terms of reliability:
1. Asus (Taiwan)
2. Toshiba (JAPAN)
3. Sony (JAPAN)

4. Apple (USA)
5. Dell (USA)
7. Levono (China)
8. Acer (Taiwan)
9. Gateway (USA)
10. HP (USA)

In addition, I recently purchased a new printer made by HP...

(With a record snow falling in America and Europe while Copenhagen Conference was in a showdown turmoil, Santa Claus has that I chose one for you among 12 versions of the Santa Song.


Mat 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

Mat 12:21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


(Very common local scenery of Japan)


Special Discussion for 2009 Christmas
by EEE Reporter

According to Forbes, "the 10 richest Americans lost a combined $39.2 billion in the past 12 months, a 14% decline."

The Richest People In America by Forbes

Rank.. ...Name.. ...Net Worth ($mil).. .. ...Source
1: William Gates III.. .. ..50,000.. .. ..Microsoft
2: Warren Buffett.. .. ..40,000.. .. ..Berkshire Hathaway
3: Lawrence Ellison.. .. ..27,000.. .. ..Oracle
4: Christy Walton & family....21,500....Wal-Mart
5: Jim C. Walton.. .. ..19,600.. .. ..Wal-Mart
6: Alice Walton.. .. ..19,300.. .. ..Wal-Mart
7: S. Robson Walton.. .. ..19,000.. .. ..Wal-Mart
8: Michael Bloomberg.. .. ..17,500.. .. ..Bloomberg
9: Charles Koch.. .. ..16,000.. .. ..manufacturing, energy
9: David Koch.. .. ..16,000.. .. ..manufacturing, energy
11: Sergey Brin.. .. ..15,300.. .. ..Google
11: Larry Page.. .. ..15,300.. .. ..Google
13: Michael Dell.. .. ..14,500.. .. ..Dell
14: Steven Ballmer.. .. ..13,300.. .. ..Microsoft
15: George Soros.. .. ..13,000.. .. ..hedge funds

Microsoft is a software maker, mainly, of the operating system for PCs.

Oracle is a software maker providing applications for PCs.

Dell is a hardware maker of personal computers.

Google is an Internet service provider specializing in information search.

Bloomberg is a financial information provider based on computers.

So, the first major factor is telecommunications and computing technologies. Wal-Mart and Wall Street hedge funds also highly rely on these technologies.

And thus, you have to well understand history of development of today's telecommunications and computing technologies so as to be a good economist.

The second major factor is, of course, businesses, enterprises, and companies.

Without relying on businesses, enterprises, and companies, no one can be rich. And thus, you have to well understand history of development of today's corporations.

For example, the 9/11 2001 Terror could have been be avoided if America had been able to use more effectively telecommunications and computing technologies and business power.

The 2008 Subprime Loan-triggered Wall Street crisis could have been avoided if America had been able to use more effectively telecommunications and computing technologies and business power.

If you could fully utilize them, most of arguments by today's economists are of no use.

It is so, since no huge debts and deficits, no interest rate problems, and no unemployment problems would become problems at issue.

As for Japan's deflation and other economic problems, one of the major factors is of course China.

No American economists, including Mr. Summers and Mr. Bernanke, have not discussed the influence of China on Japan in the so-called lost decade of Japan.

If China is at the place of Canada or Mexico, America would also suffer deflation and the lost decade.

As such a huge economic potential of China started to rise in 1990's so close to Japan geographically, there must have been a huge influence on Japan in 1990's.

This is the answer to the question on why Japan had to suffer the economic plight in 1990's while China was emerging, which no American economists, including Mr. Summers and Mr. Bernanke, could understand.

It is not because Japanese were fools but Japanese were too smart to help China succeed in 1990's to 2000's.

Anyway, it tells that the third major factor in today's economics is a nation.

But, a nations is conditioned by its history, tradition, culture, religion, etc. which American economists, including Mr. Summers and Mr. Bernanke, could not well understand. Accordingly, they were frustrated so much why Japan could not pull out of the economic plight more efficiently as China was developing so efficiently.

The answer is that as Japan was helping China grow so efficiently Japan itself could not pull out of the economic plight more efficiently.

But, it also tells that Japan thought helping China was better than suppressing China from view points of history, environment, and justice.

Indeed, history, environment, and justice are what American Nobel laureate-class economists cannot well understand.

Or, could any of them tell what China in 1970's should do to be a global economic power in the early 21st century based on their economics theory?

The answer is to recommend the Chinese Communist Party to acquire friends as many as possible from Japan and win favor as much as possible from Japan, which is however what cannot be expressed in their economics formulae.

Truly, no Top 10 rich men in America today have followed economists to be rich and establish influence on the American economy, since "the 10 richest Americans lost a combined $39.2 billion in the past 12 months, a 14% decline."

(To be continued...)

(In Japan, the song "Mollie Darling" was translated as a song for praising sheer beuty of the winter night sky full of stars so far...though it was composed by an American William Shakespeare Hays (1837-1907) as a love song.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"because ye know not the scriptures"

(Volcano Asama, 120 Km north of Tokyo)

Maybe You Are in a Christmas Mode as You are Blessed by the Lord...Oh, Holy Night, Silent Night...Yes We Are in a Christmas Mode as We are Blessed by the Lord...Ah, Holy Night, Silent Night...

It has been snowing heavily also in Japan this week. Even a coastal area on the Sea of Japan, just 100 miles north of Tokyo, was covered by a half-meter depth of snow over a night.

( )

For homeless people in Tokyo, New York, and other cities in the Northern Hemisphere, global cooling or a coming of the Little Ice Age is far worse than global warming.

The global warming is another form of the problem of poverty: the global gap between rich countries and poor countries.

(The U.S. strategy for the 21st century is to remain rich by tying up with new rich countries of the 21st century, such as China, India, Brazil, and South Africa, regardless of global warming or global cooling.)


The COP 15 Conference revealed something critical as the U.S. with China, India, Brazil, and South Africa lost respect from poor countries while European major nations and Russia were found to be useless.

"There is some anger among [many] ... developing nations. They say that this deal has been done essentially with the Americans, the Chinese, the South Africans and the Brazilians and the Indians and they have had no real input."

The world is now divided into three groups: Europe plus Russia losing global respect; the U.S. and other mega nations simply respecting one another; and others who respect Japan.

It is neither CO2 nor temperature measurement but the control of consumption and use of crude oil, coal, and natural gas that must be advertised to world citizens.

Big money being generated between the CO2 talk and the oil/coal/gas business must be distributed to poor countries who are facing poverty, starving, and other violence-related crises before worry about global warming.

Copenhagen indeed failed in presenting a forum for justice. Only Japan proposed a concrete plan with true intention to make monetary contribution.

"Yukio Hatoyama, the Japanese premier, who has offered nearly $20bn towards a global climate fund, said the summit would deliver a 'robust' if 'not necessarily perfect' statement on fighting global warming."


FACT 1. Poor Old Workers in America
In America, 4.1 million people at an age of 65 and older were active in the job market in 2001. Today, 6.6 million Americans 65 and older are active in the job market, mostly because they need money for their subsistence.

FACT 2. Poor Farmers and Factory Workers in China
There are more than 40 million poor people in China officially identified as being poor by the Chinese Government. However, Chinese ex-farmers working in factories also face bad conditions, since foreign companies, such as Wal-Mart Stores are requesting cost reduction more and more to Chinese makers.


FACT 3. Homelessness in Rich Countries
The number of homeless persons as reported in Wikipedia:
European Union: 3,000,000 (UN-HABITAT 2004)
- United Kingdom: 10,459 rough sleepers, 98,750 households in temporary accommodation

Canada: 150,000

Australia: In total, 99,900 people were homeless in 2001

United States: 671,888 sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons nationwide.
- Sheltered Homeless Persons during a One-Year Period, October 2006 to September 2007, that about 1,589,000 persons used an emergency shelter and/or transitional housing during the 12-month period, which is about 1 in every 200 persons in the United States was in a homeless facility in that time period.

Japan: 20,000-100,000 (some figures put it at 200,000-400,000)[103] Reports show that homelessness is on the rise in Japan since the mid-1990s.[104]

(Note: According to the Japanese Government, there were 18,564 homeless persons in Japan as of January 2007. The data in Wikipedia is apparently inaccurate and anti-Japanese. )

FACT 4. Refugees
According to Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, there are 42 million refugees worldwide in 2009.

Yet, roughly speaking two billion people in the world are living a rich or comfortable life; other two billion people are living a modest or humble life; and the last two billion people have no hope for living a rich or comfortable life.

How you regard a person poorer than you decides how the God regards you poorer than the God.

If you forsake them while you have life, the God or Allah will forsake you after the end of your life.

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Tonight I saw an NHK TV program featuring Japanese midget submarines having been carried by a large submarine and then released underwater for the Pearl Harbor Attack, the Sydney Harbor Attack, etc. during WWII.,0,6991792.story


No war is inevitable, which is my understanding regarding the Pearl Harbor Attack. It is so, though 99% of the people think in any era that leaders are doing their best to avoid war. However, leaders would make war if they think they would lose power or reputation unless they open war.

War is only justified when the God specifically tells you to open war, which you must prove before the people. Otherwise, place defense forces within the territory...

(Some people, maybe including you, say this is the best popular Christmas song composed by a Japanese: )

Mar 12:19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

Mar 12:20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.

Mar 12:21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.

Mar 12:22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.

Mar 12:23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.

Mar 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

Mar 12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.